I have worked with people in a wide variety of settings for over forty years. For twelve years I worked in a Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) counselling Children, Young People, Parents and Families.
I counsel for several Employee Assistance Programmes including a local authority.I was a Relate Counsellor for over twenty years and have been a Supervisor of other Counsellors for over fifteen years. I am a member of Couples Counselling Network which recruits Experienced Counsellors throughout the UK. I have been a Tutor and Supervisor for Online Training for Counsellors onlinetrainingforcounsellors.co.uk.
I am a Registered Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy(BACP) I have the Certificate in Couple Counselling, Diploma in Social Work, the CQSW and a Diploma in Community and Youth Work.
These influences have enabled me to develop a style that allows for curiosity, a both/and position, maybes rather than certainties. I have developed an increased awareness of the importance of listening to the clients story and what they want from the counselling as well as a willingness, when appropriate to both challenge and to share my own feelings. I also see it as important to offer strategies that can effect change and often suggest exercises that may do this at a behavioural level. I am still developing and changing my practice.
Brian Turner 2014